Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to McCormack open goal howler
By Alex Taylor
Ross McCormack missed an open goal for Aston Villa against Nottingham Forest – and fans on Twitter could not believe the howler.
McCormack, 30, arrived at Villa Park in August for £12million after two years at Craven Cottage with Fulham.
The forward has already bagged a goal and an assist during his time at the club but missed out on another after putting the ball wide from two yards.
Villa were 0-0 at the time of the miss and went onto draw the game 2-2 after goals from McCormack and Rudy Gestede.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 11, 2016
Fans on Twitter were left questioning how it was possible to miss the goal from such close range.
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Here are a collection of the best reactions from the miss:
Heck. How can you miss that?! And BTW it's Nottm Forest!!
— Glyn Berrington (@GPB56) September 11, 2016
@SkySports shocking ????????????????????????????????????
— Wes Lewitt (@WesLewitt) September 11, 2016
Not a lot wrong with how we're playing just need to up tempo in 2nd half. McCormack really ought to have scored. #avfc
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) September 11, 2016
From the stands the McCormack miss didn't like that bad, the replay however ????! Once again, need to take these chances ????!#avfc
— Jack Pick (@JackPickkk) September 11, 2016
How's McCormack no scored that
— waldo (@waldoooox) September 11, 2016
For £12m McCormack should be putting away sitters like that. Smh
— Xherdan (@mr_saforo) September 11, 2016
How has he not scored there? Kodjia fires a low ball across goal and McCormack hits the post. Tight angle admittedly. But still #nffc
— Paul Taylor (@nottmtails) September 11, 2016
The miss was a surprise given the fine scoring record of McCormack, who has scored 146 goals and provided 69 assists in 425 matches throughout his career.
The veteran attacker played for Leeds, Cardiff, Rangers and Doncaster before joining the Birmingham outfit this summer.
He will need to find his shooting-boots again quickly though if he is to guide the Villans back to the top-flight this season.
Villa had picked up just six points from their opening six games this season and have already been beaten by Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City and Luton.